Age of Empires II (2013)

Age of Empires II (2013)

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New Custom AI - ResonanceBot 5-1c
New Workshop General: Artificial Intelligence, Random Maps
File Size
1.169 MB
Jul 1, 2015 @ 3:29pm
Jul 16, 2020 @ 4:46pm
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New Custom AI - ResonanceBot 5-1c

ResonanceBot 5-1c Description: (PLAYS RISE OF THE RAJAS) & Classic
Click 'Subscribe' to download a very challenging and advanced Custom AI for Age of Empires II: HD Edition that is actually enjoyable for *both* Casual players and Competitive players. I designed this AI to provide the most fun experience possible, rather than focusing on creating the most boring competitive AI out there. This mod supports both the vanilla HD Edition, "The Forgotten Expansion", "The African Kingdoms", and "The Rise of the Rajas". This AI (ResonanceBot) can play all civilizations and on most random maps with standard settings. Every difficulty level has been meticulously balanced to ensure that players of all skill levels have a great experience. Playing against ResonanceBot 5-1c is a great way to learn and practice Age of Empires II against a very intelligent opponent. With numerous customization options and a ton of randomized strategies (over 40), ResonanceBot 5-1c is designed to provide a refreshing and enjoyable match every time.

Setup Instructions and >> FAQ (contains full list of custom Commands!): << (View in Browser) (Download Link)

>>You must enable Audio Taunts in the Options for the AI to function properly as of Patch 5.7, and use the Chat Menu to communicate (top right in-game, select Everyone) <<

Download Changelog for Version 5-1c & Updates: (View in Browser) (Download Link)

*Note that the HotFix changes starting from July 21, 2015 are at the bottom of the changelog!

If you're looking for a way to practice or something fun to play with your friends then my AI should be perfect for you. The most important feature of it is that my AI auto-balances the difficulty for you to ensure that players and teams of all skill levels can always have a good game. Of course you should still select a Difficulty level because that influences it too! :P

Major Changes from the previous version:
-Strategies on all maps have been improved and a ton of new ones have been added!
-Attack Logic on land maps is now much smarter and better optimized. This should reduce lag.
-Hard/Hardest difficulty cheats have been reduced substantially to compensate for the improvements!
-Build Orders, Researches, and Economy Management has been improved to better match the chosen strategy.
-Bug fixes and a long list of miscellaneous improvements.

More Information on ResonanceBot 5-1c:
This AI (ResonanceBot 5-1c) was designed by me, Resonance22, to provide the most fun experience possible. In order to achieve this, the AI is packed full of personality, customization, and flexibility. It trains units to counter the enemy and has a wide variety of randomized strategies to choose from. When the AI is defeated it will typically ask its opponents for permission to Resign. The AI automatically adjusts the difficulty to meet the average skill level of the enemies. This ensures that my AI always produces a good game. My AI also offers helpful advice and serves as great practice for players looking to improve. If you're looking for something fun to play with your friends, my AI should be perfect for that. For once you do not need to be concerned with balancing the teams, since the AI does that for you.

When playing against my AI, make sure to set the Starting Age to the Dark Age and the Population to at least 150 (preferably 200 or above)!

Difficulty Recommendations:
Easiest: [For very casual players or beginners (1500 or below rating)].
Standard: [For casual players or low-novice players (1600-1500)].
Moderate: [For somewhat experienced or novice players (1700-1600)].
Hard: [For somewhat experienced or average players (1850-1700)].
Hardest: [For experienced or skilled players (1850 or above rating)]. I can beat Hardest 1v1 with no Tower Rushing or AI exploits at all. :D So you can too with enough practice! It is for 1850+ players and not for everyone. (Helpful Intro) <== Great build for practice but is advanced!

The last two difficulties do cheat for small amounts of resources to keep things interesting. I assure you that ResonanceBot has been balanced incredibly carefully though. It's not really fair to compare ResonanceBot to the new default Computer player in Aoe2 HD, since the new Computer player was designed to be completely fair with no cheating and rely on near-perfect economy usage to win, but because of that it cannot provide a challenge for faster players and behaves very differently from the Original Conquerors AI (which is also different in HD). Mine is a balance between the two. I allow ResonanceBot to cheat for small amounts of resources on Hard/Hardest so that it can still provide a fair challenge for faster players and have a more humanlike economy at all difficulties.

Note for more Casual Players: Try Easiest and Standard. On higher difficulties set a Treaty of 30 - 45 minutes. ResonanceBot's favorite map is Arena. Check the FAQ. :) Easiest and Standard do not rush. Easiest is actually a real difficulty, so start with it if you're new or casual. More info:

Future Updates:
Over time I will continue to expand upon my AI and add more features. The HD version will always be supported.
As of Nov 2019, I am looking into a possible DE port with the help of Patreon funding. Thank you!
You can occasionally find me hosting lobbies with my AI and joining other lobbies with my ResonanceBot 5-1c AI.
I also watch streams on Twitch of new players playing it with friends.
You may also find me live streaming gameplay of my AI here:
Updates shared here and on: and
I may also upload gameplay of my AI here:
Fund more updates (all updates are free):
-If you feel like it, Patreon is also a great way to tip me for all of my work. Optional but appreciated!

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Before Commenting:
Make sure to read the FAQ file that I have listed above! It has a full list of custom commands that can allow you to disable or enable certain AI features (such as preventing it from resigning early). ;) Most odd behaviors are also likely a result of bugs with Aoe2 HD's engine (LOTS of new AI engine bugs since Patch 4.0 and Patch 4.3). The AI engine in HD is also quite limited overall and does not have all of the Userpatch 1.5 features, so not all suggestions will be possible. Of course I'd be happy to help you with anything not covered there. I am quite responsive on Twitter @Resonance22. GLHF!
Popular Discussions View All (22)
Nov 16 @ 9:10am
PINNED: Please port to Definitive Edition <3
Nov 14, 2020 @ 7:31pm
Can this AI form teams?
Feb 25, 2020 @ 10:25am
Blockages in narrow passages
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Rabouk Nov 12 @ 10:22am 
Any way to use it on Voobly ?
Izak May 30 @ 6:25am 
as many comments here have already said, unfortunately the present state of this mod causes frequent crashes, and isn't that reliable to play anymore, and nor does it look like the developer will have plans to address it anytime soon.... which is a shame because it was really the best A.I mod on here, and one of my favorite mod's to use...
Cardoz89 Mar 29 @ 3:36pm 
can this AI toggle off military control?
JPÖH Mar 27 @ 6:58am 
ı like this mode but need uptade please close time will uptade ,it crashes the game frequently ,
LionQ Nov 7, 2021 @ 3:15am 
This mod's idea is pretty great, but unfortunately it crashes the game frequently. Very frequently. :steamthumbsdown:
Captain Flint Oct 30, 2021 @ 12:19pm 
Sadly it crashes very frequently! Some games work fine, but others crash, with the same, recommended settings.
The Gameplay itself is very fun thou. I play on Hardest Difficulty and have a hard time, but its a very fun challenge because sometimes i get DRushed, other times its archers and Siege. Very Fun! But the crashes make it unplayable.
Paul Allen Jun 24, 2021 @ 5:32pm 
I unsubscribed from your AI but the Chat from the bots still occurs, is there a way to disable it?
Bodean Abernathy II Jun 16, 2021 @ 11:10am 
Hello! Going through the mods on here for a better AI and this one seemed to be the top AI mod. Just had a quick question about the AI. Do they know how to leave their island and progress? I like to play the island maps but noticed that it's insanely easy due to the AI never knowing to take villagers off their island to actually progress.
Kaspara May 14, 2021 @ 1:45am 
crashes all the time -.-
epicmotherfucker May 13, 2021 @ 10:31am 
It crashes the game all the time, please fix it! Also the AI it´s not that smart, it´s easy to win.